DFS Replication Issues and Alternative Options

Resilio Connect

Resilio Connect is a file transfer and synchronization solution. It is centrally managed and built to integrate with other IT and OPS tools. It can scale to support 1000s of headless endpoints, and millions of files.

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DFSR

DFSR, or distributed files system replication, is a feature of Windows Server for replicating files across several servers. Microsoft introduced this feature in Windows NT4.0 as an add-on, and it became a standard feature in Windows 2000 server and on.

Features & Benefits

Connect

DFSR

Reliability

File Integrity verification
Connection loss recovery
File chunks replicated by multiple servers
NAT traversal

Visibility

Web-based dashboard
Email notifications
Webhooks notifications
Audit trail

File Replication Capabilities

Real-time file change monitoring
Rename or move detection
Archive of deleted and modified files
Selective sync
NTFS permissions replications
Max. file size
Unlimited
WinServer 2012R2: 250 GB
WinServer 2008: 64 GB

Speed

P2P data replication
WAN optimization
Bandwidth management
Explicit Control
Unpredictable

Extensibility

Linux and Mac OS support
Cloud and Object Storage support
SMB and NFS support
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